Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 60 54
Rank change year-on-year +28 -6 +40
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 248 113 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.98% 4.35% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.67% 4.86% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 183 103 75
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,100 £31,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £52,500 £64,500
North West median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +12.50%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,862 2,325 1,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.14% 89.46% 88.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,124 1,779 1,683
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,518 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £44,471 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.16% +3.75% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +16 91 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Warrington +38 50 £47,000 +25.33% 16
Crewe +11 40 £35,500 -11.25% 5
Chester 0 10 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Nantwich - 3 £50,000 - 1
Macclesfield -2 2 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Alderley Edge - 2 £30,000 -
Wilmslow -13 1 £50,000 +14.29% 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £45,000 -
Northwich - 1 £90,000 -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 169 (68.15%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (51.61%) Java
3 99 (39.92%) Scrum
4 97 (39.11%) C#
5 85 (34.27%) .NET
6 83 (33.47%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (32.26%) TDD
8 76 (30.65%) DevOps
9 69 (27.82%) SQL
10 66 (26.61%) Degree
11 64 (25.81%) JavaScript
12 63 (25.40%) MVC
13 61 (24.60%) Git (software)
14 60 (24.19%) Jenkins
15 59 (23.79%) Web Services
16 54 (21.77%) Finance
17 52 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 44 (17.74%) Banking
19 43 (17.34%) Spring
20 42 (16.94%) Mentoring
21 41 (16.53%) SOLID
21 41 (16.53%) Test Automation
22 40 (16.13%) Microservices
22 40 (16.13%) Oracle
22 40 (16.13%) OO
23 39 (15.73%) C++
23 39 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API
24 37 (14.92%) SDLC
24 37 (14.92%) Unit Testing
25 34 (13.71%) Java EE

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.65%) Sitefinity
2 13 (5.24%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.23%) NServiceBus
4 6 (2.42%) Apache
5 5 (2.02%) CICS
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.21%) Confluence
7 3 (1.21%) JBoss
7 3 (1.21%) Resin
7 3 (1.21%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.81%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.81%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Blender
2 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.81%) Magento
3 1 (0.40%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.05%) SaaS
4 9 (3.63%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.81%) GitHub
6 2 (0.81%) IaaS
6 2 (0.81%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.40%) NuGet
7 1 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.61%) HTTP
1 4 (1.61%) VLAN
1 4 (1.61%) Wireless
2 3 (1.21%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.21%) DNS
2 3 (1.21%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.21%) RS-232
2 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.81%) FTP
3 2 (0.81%) SSH
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.71%) MySQL
1 34 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.84%) Big Data
3 8 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.02%) DB2
4 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.61%) IMS/DB
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.21%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.40%) GIS
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.40%) Power BI
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (24.60%) Git (software)
2 60 (24.19%) Jenkins
3 26 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (10.08%) JIRA
4 25 (10.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (8.87%) MSBuild
6 16 (6.45%) Maven
7 13 (5.24%) JUnit
8 12 (4.84%) Gradle
9 10 (4.03%) TestNG
9 10 (4.03%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.23%) Mercurial
10 8 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (2.82%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.82%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (1.61%) Selenium
12 4 (1.61%) Subversion
13 3 (1.21%) Ant
General
1 54 (21.77%) Finance
2 44 (17.74%) Banking
3 23 (9.27%) Retail
4 20 (8.06%) Retail Banking
5 19 (7.66%) Investment Banking
6 11 (4.44%) Law
7 6 (2.42%) Electronics
8 3 (1.21%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (45.97%) Software Engineer
2 58 (23.39%) Developer
3 40 (16.13%) .NET Software Engineer
4 36 (14.52%) Senior Software Engineer
5 20 (8.06%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
6 19 (7.66%) Java Engineer
6 19 (7.66%) Java Software Engineer
7 18 (7.26%) C# Software Engineer
8 16 (6.45%) Architect
8 16 (6.45%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.65%) C# Developer
9 14 (5.65%) Software Developer
10 12 (4.84%) Junior
11 11 (4.44%) C# Software Developer
12 10 (4.03%) Technical Manager
13 8 (3.23%) .NET Developer
13 8 (3.23%) C++ Software Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) Senior C# Software Engineer
13 8 (3.23%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (34.27%) .NET
2 59 (23.79%) Web Services
3 43 (17.34%) Spring
4 39 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API
5 34 (13.71%) Java EE
6 32 (12.90%) AngularJS
7 31 (12.50%) RESTful
8 30 (12.10%) REST
9 29 (11.69%) WCF
10 28 (11.29%) Middleware
11 26 (10.48%) ASP.NET
11 26 (10.48%) HTML
12 21 (8.47%) SOAP
13 20 (8.06%) .NET Framework
14 18 (7.26%) Hibernate
15 17 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (6.45%) CSS
16 16 (6.45%) React
17 12 (4.84%) J2EE
18 11 (4.44%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.48%) N-Tier
3 22 (8.87%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (6.05%) Computer Science
6 13 (5.24%) Fintech
7 12 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (3.23%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.23%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.21%) User Experience
10 2 (0.81%) CCTV
10 2 (0.81%) IVR
10 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.71%) Linux
2 25 (10.08%) Windows
3 13 (5.24%) Android
4 10 (4.03%) Unix
5 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (0.81%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (68.15%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (39.92%) Scrum
3 83 (33.47%) Continuous Integration
4 80 (32.26%) TDD
5 76 (30.65%) DevOps
6 63 (25.40%) MVC
7 52 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (16.94%) Mentoring
9 41 (16.53%) SOLID
9 41 (16.53%) Test Automation
10 40 (16.13%) Microservices
10 40 (16.13%) OO
11 37 (14.92%) SDLC
11 37 (14.92%) Unit Testing
12 33 (13.31%) Waterfall
13 29 (11.69%) OOP
14 26 (10.48%) Information Security
15 25 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (9.68%) Coaching
16 24 (9.68%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 128 (51.61%) Java
2 97 (39.11%) C#
3 69 (27.82%) SQL
4 64 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 39 (15.73%) C++
6 28 (11.29%) PHP
7 26 (10.48%) T-SQL
8 24 (9.68%) C
9 22 (8.87%) Python
10 17 (6.85%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.44%) Java 8
12 10 (4.03%) R
13 9 (3.63%) Scala
14 8 (3.23%) VB
15 6 (2.42%) COBOL
15 6 (2.42%) Embedded C
15 6 (2.42%) Perl
15 6 (2.42%) PowerShell
16 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
17 4 (1.61%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 66 (26.61%) Degree
2 16 (6.45%) HND
3 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.61%) ISEB
4 4 (1.61%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.21%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.81%) CISSP
6 2 (0.81%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.45%) QA
2 7 (2.82%) GDPR
3 4 (1.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.40%) GCP
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) MISRA
System Software
1 19 (7.66%) Docker
2 3 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.21%) Firmware
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (6.85%) Ansible
2 10 (4.03%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.02%) Nagios
4 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.81%) Marathon
5 2 (0.81%) Puppet
5 2 (0.81%) SCCM
5 2 (0.81%) WSUS
6 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.40%) Consul
6 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.40%) Packer
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 40 (16.13%) Oracle
2 31 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.68%) Xamarin
4 13 (5.24%) Google
5 8 (3.23%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.02%) MuleSoft
6 5 (2.02%) Sun
6 5 (2.02%) Sybase
7 4 (1.61%) IBM
7 4 (1.61%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.21%) ATG
9 2 (0.81%) Apigee
9 2 (0.81%) Citrix
9 2 (0.81%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.81%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.81%) Twitter
10 1 (0.40%) Ping Identity
10 1 (0.40%) Talend
10 1 (0.40%) Varonis